|About the Book|
At last, the first comprehensive consumer ratings guide to every manufactured home builder and their brands, with at-a-glance listings that provide key information home shoppers need to make an informed buying decision.All 79 U.S. buildersMoreAt last, the first comprehensive consumer ratings guide to every manufactured home builder and their brands, with at-a-glance listings that provide key information home shoppers need to make an informed buying decision.All 79 U.S. builders evaluatedMore than 300 brands and series described. Plus, an annotated construction rating chart with 56 criteria you can use to evaluate any home-before you buyJohn Grissim s bestselling The Grissim Buyer s Guide to Manufactured Homes and Land has been hailed as the definitive resource for navigating the tricky waters of the manufactured home marketplace. Now he has written a companion guide that takes a close look at every manufacturer and the brands they build, providing up-to-date, essential information together with authoritative, no-nonsense insights that have made him a respected industry observer and voice for the home-buying consumer.Each manufacturer s listing includes:Company background/historyStates where soldPrincipal market niche/target customerRetail price rangeWho they compete againstConstruction rating on a 1-to-10 scaleBrands and series describedDescription of a popular modelWhat distinguishes brand from competitionNumber of dealershipsWarranty structureAvailability of in-house financing/insuranceWeb site rating and evaluationAuthor s commentsExhaustively researched, and containing much information that many manufacturers would prefer you not know, The Grissim Ratings Guide to Manufactured Homes not only tells you who s who in the manufactured home universe-enabling you to compare and evaluate their products-it will help you be informed, empowered and confident as you make the many decisions involved in the purchase of your new home.John Grissim is a journalist, author and convert to manufactured housing. During a career spanning more than 30 years, he has authored nine books and contributed to many periodicals, including Rolling Stone, Discovery, Sports Afield, Surfer, Playboy and Smithsonian. In addition to writing, he also provides personal consulting services to manufactured home buyers around the U.S. He lives with his family on Washington s Olympic Peninsula.